State Information for Hawaii

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Hawaii Notary Requirements and Information

Hawaii Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a resident of the state of Hawaii;
• possess the other qualifications required of public officers (Hawaii Public Officers are required to be a U.S. citizen.)

How to Apply to Become a Hawaii Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Hawaii Attorney General:

Appointing Officer
Attorney General

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Exam Required. See exam information on the Hawaii Attorney General’s website:

Notary Bond Requirement
$1,000 Bond Required (4-year term).

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Recordbook Required. Recordbook must be bound, soft-cover, consecutively numbered, and cannot exceed 11" high and 16.5" wide when fully opened. Inside cover area for Notary information and other required information.

Notary Seal Requirement
Round Ink stamp required, paper notarial acts.

Authorized Duties
• Acknowledgments;
• oaths and affirmations;
• witness document signings;
• attest to a document signer's identity;
• note protests;
• take depositions.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Hawaii Attorney General:

Contact Information for the State of Hawaii

State of Hawaii Notary Website

State of Hawaii Notary FAQs

State of Hawaii Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(808) 586-1216

Department of the Attorney General
Notary Public Office
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(808) 586-0255

Further Information

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